Ryan R630 or Spendor D7

I'm using a McIntosh MAC6700 integrated amp and I had the chance to audition both the Ryan R630 and Spendor D7 speakers with the MAC.  Although they were different, I could easily live with either since I enjoyed both models.

My room is 12ft x 14ft (3.6m x 4.2m) and was wondering which of the two would be a better fit for my room.  The speakers would have roughly 1.5ft (0.45m) of space behind it.



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My thoughts that may help, or not:
1) Both are great lines.
2) Stereophile published their measurements of the D7
3) I think Ryan tweeters are less likely to be bright in near field, although may be total non-issue with Spendors.  I have heard only the D9 as well as all Ryans a number of times. The HF is much easier to "treat" than the lows post purchase of course.
4) I would call Ryan and ask what model is most appropriate for your room setup. It may be the R620,  which actually has a more similar configuration to the D7 than the R630, or even the R610 with sub. Overloading bass can bring down the whole deal and  cap your listening level.